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Peterborough United 3-0 Sunderland

Peterborough United made it three league wins in a row with a 3-0 home victory against nine-man Sunderland.

Black Cats fan Marcus Maddison scored a stunning 30-yard free-kick and a sweeping finish either side of Josh Knight's first goal for the club.

The visitors then had Luke O'Nien and Charlie Wyke sent off in the space of six second-half minutes.

Maddison, who scored a 35-yard stunner at MK Dons in his last match, fizzed a free-kick into the net after 36 minutes to liven up a drab first half.

Knight then drilled in a low finish past Jon McLaughlin after 52 minutes from the right-hand side of the area to cap a sweeping counter-attack, before Maddison started and finished another excellent break 12 minutes later.

George Boyd's deflected left-wing cross came to the forward inside the area and he found the opposite corner to spark jubilant scenes.

Sunderland, who were on a five match winning run in all competitions, had O'Nien sent off for an altercation with Posh's Ivan Toney on 71 minutes, then Wyke's late challenge on Dan Butler six minutes later earned him a second yellow.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Pym
  • 24MasonSubstituted forThompsonat 84'minutes
  • 6Kent
  • 5Beevers
  • 3Butler
  • 14Reed
  • 8KnightSubstituted forBurrowsat 81'minutes
  • 21Boyd
  • 11Maddison
  • 7EisaSubstituted forDembéléat 63'minutes
  • 17ToneyBooked at 51mins

Substitutes

  • 10Dembélé
  • 15Thompson
  • 16Bennett
  • 20Tasdemir
  • 23Ward
  • 25O'Malley
  • 32Burrows

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 13O'NienBooked at 71mins
  • 5Ozturk
  • 4Willis
  • 2McLaughlinBooked at 30mins
  • 6PowerBooked at 84mins
  • 23LeadbitterBooked at 89mins
  • 11GoochSubstituted forGriggat 63'minutes
  • 10McNultySubstituted forFlanaganat 74'minutes
  • 19McGeadySubstituted forDobsonat 78'minutes
  • 9WykeBooked at 77mins

Substitutes

  • 8McGeouch
  • 12Flanagan
  • 15Baldwin
  • 16Burge
  • 17Embleton
  • 18Dobson
  • 22Grigg
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
10,005

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 3, Sunderland 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 3, Sunderland 0.

Attempt missed. George Boyd (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Siriki Dembélé.

Foul by Tom Flanagan (Sunderland).

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Max Power (Sunderland) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high. Assisted by Conor McLaughlin.

William Grigg (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

Attempt blocked. Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcus Maddison.

Booking

Grant Leadbitter (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Sunderland).

George Boyd (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

William Grigg (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Beevers (Peterborough United).

Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Sunderland).

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathan Thompson replaces Niall Mason.

Booking

Max Power (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Max Power (Sunderland).

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Dan Butler with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Harrison Burrows replaces Josh Knight.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. George Dobson replaces Aiden McGeady.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Charlie Wyke (Sunderland) for a bad foul.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Sunderland).

Dan Butler (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Max Power (Sunderland).

Louis Reed (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Tom Flanagan replaces Marc McNulty.

Dismissal

Luke O'Nien (Sunderland) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Foul by Marc McNulty (Sunderland).

Dan Butler (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Sunderland).

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 3, Sunderland 0. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Marcus Maddison with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. William Grigg replaces Lynden Gooch.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Siriki Dembélé replaces Mohamed Eisa.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Alim Ozturk.

Attempt missed. Charlie Wyke (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jordan Willis following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich64201441014
2Lincoln City6402124812
3Blackpool6330105512
4Coventry6330106412
5Wycombe6330106412
6Sunderland632198111
7Peterborough6312126610
8Burton631285310
9Fleetwood6312108210
10Rochdale62318539
11Doncaster42207528
12Shrewsbury622246-28
13Rotherham42114407
14Bristol Rovers621357-27
15MK Dons5203610-46
16Gillingham51229635
17Portsmouth51227705
18Oxford Utd6123913-45
19Tranmere51138804
20Accrington511359-44
21Wimbledon6024510-52
22Southend6006417-130
23Bolton5014017-17-11
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